The Samovar

Disinfection at Baku

howard - 2/3/2007 at 14:59

A postcard sent from Astrakhan via Baku to Khunzakh in Dagestan. Postmarks: (1) Astrakhan, dated sometime in Dec. 1914, (2) Khunzakh Dagest. Obl. dated 2 Jan. 1915, (3) Obezzarazheno. (43mm) applied in Baku. This mark, introduced in 1897, was brought back into use when plague broke out in 1914.

Khunzakh 1915.JPG - 95kB